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  • We are looking for experts on Endometriosis to join our Quality Standards Advisory Committee (QSAC) to develop a quality standard. We are recruiting to the following roles: a gynaecologist – secondary care a GP with an interest in endometriosis a nurse a radiologist Information on the posts is available on the NICE website, please follow […]

  • This single day course costs £375 and includes course documentation, equipment, lunch and refreshments.  Book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited. Register here today! Venue: MASTER Unit, Royal Liverpool Academy, Broadgreen Hospital Education Centre, Kent Lodge, Thomas Drive, Liverpool, Merseyside, L14 3LB View venue website and directions Overview and Programme: Surgery for tubal damage and some pelvic pathology has […]

  • The British Fertility Society welcomes the HFEA’s report on issues in clinics that were highlighted by the Daily Mail in May this year. We are reassured to see that this thorough investigation has found high standards in the majority of clinics. In most cases the HFEA does not have any major concerns but there are, unfortunately, still […]

  • On IVF’s 40th anniversary we should be celebrating Jean Purdy – the world’s first embryologist – who died before she could see the full impact of her pioneering work. Behind every Nobel Prize winning man, there is a brilliant woman, or so it seems. Like Rosalind Franklin (who jointly discovered the 3D structure of DNA) […]

  • At the HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority) we recently launched our new website. As the specialist regulator of fertility treatment, we want patients to have access to high quality care – and that means high quality information and preparation for treatment, as much as it means the treatment itself. Our new site provides patients, […]

  • Figures released by Fertility Network UK show that 13 areas of the UK have cut back IVF funding since the beginning of the year. British Fertility Society Chairperson, Professor Adam Balen said of this news: “This is ridiculous. In 2013 NICE said that for couples where a woman seeking to get pregnant is under 40, […]

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    The Joint Conference of ACE, BFS and SRF will return in the City of Liverpool on 4-6 January, 2018. Abstract submission is now open. Deadline for submissions is Monday 11 September 2017. For more information and to submit an abstract – visit:

  • Professor Joyce Harper from University College London and Dr Kylie Baldwin from De Montford University are undertaking a national survey of women who have frozen their eggs to understand their attitudes and experiences. View the survey:

  • As part of our current project on genome editing and human reproduction, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics have launched an online survey and call for evidence on genome editing and human reproduction.

    The survey link is:

  • BFS Chairperson, Professor Adam Balen, was quoted in the media last week, in response to the Daily Mail investigation into egg sharing practices in some IVF clinics. Although the investigation raised some important concerns and the HFEA are investigating accordingly, the practices described are not typical nor are they widespread in the field of fertility […]